Thanks for saving cyclist’s life

PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 August 2012


A FATHER from Worle was saved by a passerby after he suffered a cardiac arrest while cycling home from work.

Stuart Mead had just begun his cycle to his home in Hawksworth Drive, from a Comet call centre in Clevedon, when the incident happened in Kenn Road at about 6pm.

People nearby spotted he was in trouble and called 999. The ambulance service sent a rapid response vehicle, followed by an ambulance crew. Kenn Road was also closed to allow the air ambulance to land nearby.

In the meantime, a passerby, believed to be a physiotherapist, gave 37-year-old Stuart CPR and managed to regain his circulation.

A critical care paramedic and critical care doctor, who were onboard the helicopter, then continued his treatment and he was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Stuart, a father-of-two, currently remains at the hospital in intensive care but is making steady progress and is expected to be moved to a general ward soon.

His brother James said: “My family would like to thank all the people involved in helping my brother on that day.

“The fact there was immediate assistance so quickly has saved his life and has reassured by faith in human kindness.”

This was the second cardiac arrest Stuart has suffered due to a condition which runs in his family.

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